Taking transportation nostalgia to the next level, a couple has retrofitted an old Ellis Island Ferry as their very own floating home. Photographer Navid Baraty boarded the good ship last month to shoot what may be one of the best styled abodes
west of on the Hudson. Some background on the 1907 Yankee Ferry, the last of the Ellis Island fleet:
"The 1907 Yankee Ferry was affixed with guns and canons and was first used by the U.S. Army to patrol the Boston Harbor during World War I. In the 1920s, the Yankee was used by Ellis Island to transport newly arrived immigrants from the island to Manhattan, many of whom were kept below decks on their transatlantic voyage and are said to have obtained their first views of New York City from the decks of the [ship]."Not saying that owners Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs would ever sell such a museum piece, but what do you suppose a 1907 restored ferry complete with chicken coop would go for on today's market?
· Historic Ellis Island Ferry [Flickr]